What does the CardLauncher.exe file do?
The CardLauncher.exe process is also known as CardMinder Viewer or, as the case may be, CardMinder Application and is a part of CardMinder or, as the case may be, ScanSnap Manager. This software is produced by PFU LIMITED (www.pfu.fujitsu.com). An obsolete or defective version of CardLauncher.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CardMinder Viewer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CardMinder Viewer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CardLauncher.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CardLauncher.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CardLauncher.exe CardMinder Viewer
CardLauncher.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CardLauncher.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 77,824 bytes (58% of all these files), 36,864 bytes or, as the case may be, 364,544 bytes.
This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. CardLauncher.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 84% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CardLauncher.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about CardLauncher?
|Part of the Fujitsu Scanner Software |
|It's part of the bundled business card scanning utility with the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners and monitors the scanner output if you've selected CardMinder as the target application in the scanner taksbar utility |
|software included with ScanSnap Scanners |
Summary: 3 users judge CardLauncher.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall CardMinder or ScanSnap Manager
To remove CardMinder Viewer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate CardMinder or ScanSnap Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if CardLauncher.exe (CardMinder Viewer) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of CardMinder Viewer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CardMinder Viewer or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CardLauncher.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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